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Three colleges from West Virginia University made the cut in the annual U.S. News and World Reports for some of its graduate programs. The magazines 2015 "Best Graduate Schools" guide ranked the College of Law for the third year in a row.  The College of Law jumped from 83 to 91 last year.

The College of Business and Economics also made the cut and moved from 104 to 92.  College of Education and Human Services moved from 111 to 106.

"Congratulations to Dean Joyce McConnell and the faculty, staff and students at the College of Law for this significant jump in the US News rankings," said President Gordon Gee. "I know how hard they have worked to become leaders in various legal disciplines – from practice-ready skills to energy and sustainable law to immigration law and so many other areas. All this, while undergoing major renovations that will give our College the quality facilities we need for the future."

Those programs ranked as being among the top 100 by in U.S. News' latest guide are:

  • Rural Medicine: 11
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: 48
  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering: 56
  • Medical Schools/Primary Care: 66
  • Computer engineering: 84
  • Medical Schools/Research: 84
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering: 89
  • Mechanical Engineering: 97
  • Civil Engineering: 99